All items: Employment rights

  • Employing students: six tips for the new term

    Date:
    26 September 2016

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Are we seeing greater protection for whistleblowers?

    Date:
    8 September 2016

    Education England recently introduced whistleblowing protection for junior doctors. This forms part of a growing trend towards increased protection for those who make disclosures, argues Sean Dempsey from Lewis Silkin.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, September 2016

    Date:
    7 September 2016

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

    Date:
    6 September 2016

    As Theresa May rejects the idea of a points-based immigration scheme for EU workers, employers continue to face uncertainty as to the long-term impact of the Brexit vote on UK employment laws. We provide a practical checklist to help employers prepare for the UK's departure from the EU.

  • What is the HR role in disciplinary procedures after the Ramphal case?

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    A recent case has caused uncertainty about the HR role in disciplinary procedures. HR should certainly not be judge, jury and hangman, writes John Charlton.

  • Whistleblowing: five steps to be compliant with recent changes to legislation

    Date:
    30 August 2016

    Recent whistleblowing legislation changes have not made it easier for employees to disclose wrongdoing without risking accusations of disloyalty or damaging their career prospects, says Beverley Sunderland. She looks at how employers can better support a whistleblowing culture.

  • When should you suspend an employee during a disciplinary investigation?

    Date:
    11 August 2016

    Suspending an employee suspected of misconduct can have a serious impact on their reputation, so it shouldn't be automatic in every disciplinary investigation. So when should you suspend an employee during a disciplinary investigation and how should you go about it?

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, August 2016

    Date:
    4 August 2016

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Will shared grandparental leave help or hinder employers?

    Date:
    3 August 2016

    The Government plans a consultation on a new right to shared grandparental leave to support employees with childcare responsibilities.

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